Chapter 8

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Channel P.O.V

"Channel are you sure you wanna do this party?" Brittany asked causing me to sigh

"Yes, I'm sure. You've asked me that question every day this week. I'm positive. I'm doing the party Britt. And even if I wasn't, I can't leave her hanging like that." I said referring to Ms. April.

"Why do you have to be so nice?" she whined and I laughed

"Because it's in my nature ."

"I know. I'm just worried ya know? I don't want you to get hurt NeNe" she said calling me by yet another nickname that not only she had called me, but Trey used to call me that all the time as well. I didn't hate Trey, I never could, but I hated how simple things like that reminded me of him.

"I know, but nothing's gonna happen. the only time I'll see him is probably at the party, and after that it's over."

"I hope so. Cause I'd hate to have to fight a superstar over my best friend's heart." she said smirking

"Well I appreciate you for that." I said laughing. Right now we were at a florist where she was helping me put together center pieces and table settings together for the party. Mrs. April would be here in a few minutes, but I brought Brittany along for the ride because she had a really great eye for this stuff as an interior designer. With only 4 more weeks left until this party, I felt like I was running around like a chicken without a head. I had so much left to get done and I hated doing things last minute, so I was working hard to try and get things done as early as I possibly could. I had by tomorrow night to get the guest list together so that I could tell the venue how many people would be coming exactly. Trey would be doing a small performance, so I had to get a stage built for that. I had to reach out to press and photographers to be sure that they covered Trey's event, and with so much more to do, I felt as if my head was spinning.

"So have you talked to Elliot?" she asked and I rolled my eyes in response.

"No." I said shaking my head.

"What do you mean no?" she asked obviously taken a aback

"Exactly what I said. no. I haven't spoken to him"

"What the hell. You've called him right?" she asked

"Of course I've called him Britt. This doesn't make any sense to me. I haven't heard from him since the night he left for Japan. I don't know how this works Brittany so I've been trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he doesn't have service in Japan, maybe he can't talk--" I said trying to find all the reasons that he might not be able to talk to me before Brittany cut me off.

"Channel, he's in Japan not on the moon and even on the fucking moon, people men can call their girlfriends. My father was in the army and he never went a day without talking to my mother, let alone a damn week. He's trippin, and I don't know how you're sitting here being so calm about this. My ass would've been in Japan ready to light fire to his ass." she said and as much as I didn't wanna admit it, but she was right. If Elliot wanted to be with me, he should've been making the effort to talk to me, just as much as I was making an effort to talk to him. I had been calling him every single day and I had been getting nothing from him.

"I just..I don't know Britt. It's stressing me out. I don't have time for this" I said growing frustrated.

"Look" Brittany began "Don't work yourself up over this okay."

"I know, but it's hard. I really like him and I want this to work but for him to go away and not even try to call me or talk to me, but you can tweet and post shit all over Facebook with your army buddies." I scoffed.

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